Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Blaster Master: Ryan Howard


Ryan Howard is a beast. The man is mammoth. He has now flexed his tremendous power 47 times on the season. Without him inserted into the middle of the Phillies lineup they would be nowhere near the Wild Card. All this talk about how an MVP should be on a club that makes the post-season is bogus. That hasn't been the precedent set forth in years past, so why should it change now? Hopefully the Phils can secure a playoff berth and put doubts to rest about whether Howard is worthy of the MVP or not. Don't get me wrong, others in the NL are having fine seasons, but none as fine as the Blaster Master. Beltran has tons of protection with Delgado and Wright batting behind him. Pujols is awesome, but he too has Rolen. What does Howard have?...Pat "3rd Strike Looking" Burrell.

Gone:
*ZERO- no more scoreless inning streak for our fearless leader Thee Model Dictator. I'm just praying that Manuel doesn't use 1 surrendered run as a way of saying "Told you he shouldn't pitch more".
*Hits- Abe "No Hit" Nunez is back in full effect. My man is now 0-18 over the past handful of games, dropping his average to .189.
*+.500- Phils are now dead smack on the level of mediocrity at 65-65. For a few games they were hovering above .500 land, but since have returned.

~Carson

25 comments:

Los said...

Howard has been unbelievable this season. It's a shame a guy like Burrell can't get any motivation from his success.

Is he going to ride the pine more with Conine around?

Maria said...

Dude is a beastttt. It's sad to think how pitchers might not give him anything to pitch because Pat Burrell bats behind him & Ryan Howard has no protection.

Let's go for 60 Homeruns!

GM-Carson said...

I want to mother Ryan Howard's child...and I'm a man...something is wrong with that! The Phillies really screw with my head.

Maria said...

That's creepy but understandable =)

Maria said...

& The phillies screw with everyone's head but at least now there's a reason to watch.

GM-Carson said...

Maria- did you just come on my blog and call me "creepy"? How dare you?! Well, actually you're right in your assessment, feel free to call me names. After all one of my aliases is Drama Queen.

~Carson

The Rev said...

It's Ryan Howard's world, we're all just squirrels trying to get a nut.

GM-Carson said...

Rev- It would have been funnier if you said "we're all just the squirrels trying to get his nuts"

GM-Carson said...

Where the heck is everyone today? Hopefully the Phils will be winning tonight and the blog sees some action.

fans said...

there was a blogger.com server error the couple of times I tried to check in.

GM-Carson said...

fans- I too had that problem. Hopefully "the blogspot" fixed the internal error so everyone can get their fix tonight.

GM-Carson said...

Pat Burrell needs to turn it up in the next few games, like he did with his 2 rbi single today, in order for teams not to pitch around Howard, as the Nats did today in the same inning.

By the way, Conine or Hernandez really need to get a start at third instead of our buddy No-Hit!

BloodStripes said...

Home in time for the 6th and I see Ryano has homered again equalling the club record. Go big man. And Pat is 2 for , Nunez is 2 for 3. WOW!

dane said...

i missed tonights game and if someone could give me a summary of how the pitchers looked, especially myers, that would be appreciated.

Maria said...

*48

BloodStripes said...

You got 'em talking about Howard for MVP in the phillies blog world DQ. If your a one-eyed Phils fan like us there is no question who the MVP is. Forget about being unbiased. Ryano is king. Looking through these blood red eyes HOWARD IS THE MVP!!!

BloodStripes said...

More reasons why Howard should get MVP. If he hits 52, he breaks Ralph Kiner's record for most HR's by a sophomore. 4 more over 1 month....easy.

This was on ESPN.com......

Howard, for the second time this season, has reached 10 homers and 30 runs batted in within a calendar month. He had 13 homers and knocked in 35 runs in May; he has 11 and 34 with five days left in August. Consider that Barry Bonds has had only two 10-and-30 months in his entire 21-year big-league career (11 and 32 in April 1996; 17 and 30 in May 2001). Mike Schmidt also did it only twice in his entire career (10 and 32 in June 1974; 13 and 32 in July 1979).

HOWARD FOR MVP!!!

GM-Carson said...

BloodStripes- thanks for those stats. I love stats. They may not always be all-telling, but they're a pretty good indication of what a player's true worth is.

Howard continues to amaze me every night. I'm gushing over the man...he's simply AWESOME!

BloodStripes said...

Reckon......continuing excellence.....its incredible. There are not enough superlatives. Man he's good. If you have'nt heard it there is good link to an interview with Schmidt on Phillies.com. Its with the story "Howard ties Schmidt's club homer record". The great one talking about the future great one. Haha!!

GM-Carson said...

I actually heard the Schmidt interview yesterday...I love that man still! I have a framed poster of him in my baseball room in the basement. Viva La Schmidt!

BloodStripes said...

Excellent!..................Phillies forever!

GM-Carson said...

How I ever became so wrapped up in this Phillies is beyond me...but they consume me year round. The baseball season is a full time thing for me. I love the games, but I love the off-season story lines just as much. I'm glad my wife is a baseball fan, or I'd probably be divorced by now.

~Carson

BloodStripes said...

LOL.....I had to convert my wife into loving basbeball. Haha. Its easy for her to avoid it her in Oz, but she takes an interest and asks me how the Phils are going and when I play its a fun day out for the family....so its all good. She is now a bit of a fan.

As for me and the Phils. Hell i could have picked any team considering I have no links to the USA, but the cool Phils cap and the great man Schmidt grabbed my attention as a kid and it was all over.

Do you keep blogging Phils baseball all year? If so thats great because I'll be participating. I usually just read copious amounts of baseball books in the off-season to keep me going.

BloodStripes said...

I should add that I did'nt really have to convert my wife at all because she knew nothing of the game. Considering I like it so much she took to it straight away. My kids love it.....thats the best part.

GM-Carson said...

We here at WSBGM's will most def be posting on Phils baseball year round! The offseason deserves just as much attention as in season.